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Flat White

In defence of parliamentary procedure

20 May 2024

2:30 AM

20 May 2024

2:30 AM

Gabrielle de Vietri is a member of the Victorian Parliament. In my view, it’s time she acted like it.

A few weeks ago, a number of vocal protesters voicing opposition to the Victorian government’s relationship with Israel and business arrangements between the two jurisdictions, were evicted from the public gallery in Victoria’s Legislative Assembly.

Ms de Vietri took to social media and, in a now deleted post, suggested that this removal of unruly parliamentary spectators was an unacceptable silencing of dissent.

In the next full sitting week, Ms de Vietri and her Greens Party colleagues wore traditional Palestinian keffiyehs into Parliament.

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